CRY condemns Peshawar Killings

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CRYNew Delhi: The inhumane killing of hundreds of children in a school in Peshawar has once again proved that children are increasingly becoming easy targets of violence around the world.

Under international humanitarian law, schools are protected civilian objects, and therefore benefit from the humanitarian principles of distinction and proportionality. Attacks on schools are one of the six grave violations as identified by the United Nations Security Council for protection of children during conflict. However, this gruesome act has violated all possible protocols and affected children in the worst possible manner even when they have no role to play in this conflict of power.

Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY – Child Rights and You says, “We strongly condemn this act which has cost the lives the innocent children. It’s sad that these children of Peshawar lost their right to be children, for no fault of theirs. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families of the children killed in the attacks.”

Children are the most vulnerable victims of conflict.  In the past decade alone, armed conflicts are estimated to have claimed the lives of over two million children and physically maimed six million more (According to EU guidelines on children and armed conflict).

About CRY

CRY – Child Rights and You (formerly known as Child Relief and You) is an Indian NGO that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, to learn, grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY and its partners have worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 20 Lakh underprivileged children. For more information please visit us at www.cry.org

 

For further information, please contact:

CRY: Nupur Kaul, +91 9958358883, nupur.kaul@crymail.org

Adfactors PR: Himani Rautela, +91 9711306576, himani.rautela@adfactorspr.com

 

 

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